By: Susan Borra, RD, Chief Health and Wellness Officer for FMI and Executive Director of the FMI Foundation

As an industry, we celebrate and cater to new experiences through our shoppers’ eyes. Each year at the FMI Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Stir It Up!, we replicate the culinary adventures that shoppers can experience every day in food retail stores across the nation. The sponsors of this year’s competition featured products and skills that complement the growing trend of ethnic-inspired family meals.

The 2019 Stir It Up! competition winners exemplified these trends, and each category highlights the experiences that customers want out of their grocery store trips. We would like to congratulate the following award winners from Stir It Up! that were voted by the guests of the event. You can see the photos of the awards here and view menus of each category winner below. 

The Healthiest Family Meal & Easiest Family Meal to Prepare Winner


PepsiCoAhold Menu 
PepsicCoAhold Team

PepisCoAhold Team

The Most Affordable Family Meal Winner


Coke Menu
Coke Team

The Best Culinary Adventure Family Meal Winner


Wakefern Menu
Wakefern Team

The Tastiest Family Meal Winner


Hy-Vee Menu
HyVee Team

Thanks to our sponsors’ contributions and efforts, the FMI Foundation raised over $1.2M to support programming in food safety, nutrition, and health, especially National Family Meals Month™, our campaign to encourage more meals together eaten at home each September.